The Arts & Crafts Collector's Guide
Focusing on the three main areas of Arts & Crafts-art pottery, wrought metal, and period lighting-this field-guide-style book is strikingly illustrated with vibrant photos that show the key concepts every antique collector, dealer, or hobbyist needs to know.
Packed with savvy advice, this insider's guide offers the tools to discern worthwhile, precious, beautiful antique pieces from a mass of imperfect or damaged ones. Rago's newest book helps the novice and the experienced collector discern what is worth buying and what will hold or increase in value, plus how to get the most enjoyment out of every piece.
Filled with Rago's expert opinions about American Arts & Crafts objects and furniture, a list of the ten books that should be in any serious library on the subject, and helpful tips on collecting, the Arts & Crafts Collector's Guide is a must-have for any connoisseur of the period.
David Rago oversees three auction companies and two quarterly magazines, each specializing in a particular area of twentieth-century decorative arts and furnishings. He lectures nationally and is an expert decorative ceramics and porcelain appraiser for the hit PBS series The Antiques RoadShow. He is the coauthor of Miller's American Art Pottery: Treasure or Not? and Collecting Modern. He lives in Lambertville, New Jersey. Suzanne Sliker has worked at the Mission Oak Shop and Aurora Studios in Putnam, Connecticut, for nearly ten years. She specializes in furniture, lighting, and textiles of the Arts and Crafts period. David Rudd has been a decorative arts dealer and has operated Dalton's American Decorative Arts for over twenty-one years. He specializes in decorative arts of the twentieth century with an emphasis on Stickley mission oak furniture. Rudd is currently an independent appraiser in New Jersey, contributing writer to the American Bungalow, and president of the board of directors of the Central New York Arts & Crafts Society.